Jurgen Klopp confirms Trent Alexander-Arnold will go for a scan on Monday and WON’T be in the England squad

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Jurgen Klopp confirms Trent Alexander-Arnold will go for a scan on Monday and WON’T be in the England squad after limping off with an injury in their draw at Manchester City
Trent Alexander-Arnold went off injured during Liverpool’s clash with Man City
The right-back was substituted in the second half with a possible calf injury
The news will cause concern with Liverpool already without van Dijk and Fabinho
Klopp confirmed he’ll have a scan on Monday and won’t be in England squad

Liverpool full back Trent Alexander Arnold was ruled out of the England squad after suffering a calf injury during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the Etihad.

The right-back had to be substituted in the 63rd minute and will now play no part in games against the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: ‘Trent will be out for England. What he has we don’t know. He will not be the only one Gareth (Southgate) has lost.’

The news about Alexander-Arnold deepens Liverpool’s injury crisis in defence as Klopp is already set to be without Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury while Fabinho is also currently sidelined with a thigh issue.

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, meanwhile, is also likely to miss out but must report to England’s medical team before any decision is made on whether he will be involved in the forthcoming internationals.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United’s manager, gave a gloomy bulletin about Rashford’s fitness following the 3-1 win at Everton on Saturday and said the shoulder injury which forced his 82nd minute substitution “did not look good.”

Rashford was one of three United players to be injured at Goodison Park, which left Solskjaer enraged about the scheduling of the 1230pm kick-off time – he said the scheduling, after returning back from Istanbul at 4am on Thursday, was an “absolute joke”.

It is unlikely that Rashford will now figure in the friendly against the Republic of Ireland or the Nations League fixtures against Belgium and Iceland but he must still be assessed at St George’s Park as is standard practice.

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